The Curve Theatre is situated in the heart of Leicester’s City Centre, in the Cultural Quarter. The address is Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB.
If you are arriving by car the drop-off point is on Rutland street, via Queen Street. There is an NCP car park in the nearby Rutland Centre, in Halford Street, LE1 1TQ. This has 7 bays for Blue Badge Holders. There is also parking in Athena car park in Queen Street, LE1 1QW. Further information on parking is available from Leicester City Council on 0116 252 7000.
Leicester Train Station is a 10 minute walk from the theatre. Leave the station by the front exit onto London Road. Cross the road onto Waterloo Way. Blunts Shoe shop is directly ahead of you. Take the first left into Charles Street. Continue along this road to the first pedestrian crossing. Turn right at the crossing onto Rutland Street, and the theatre is on the corner of Rutland Street and Halford Street.
If you are travelling by bus, the closest stops are on Charles Street and Humberstone Gate. National Express and regional bus services stop at St. Margaret’s Bus Station which is about 12 minutes walk away. Further information is available on Leicester City Council’s website. Go to www.leicester.gov.uk/transport-streets.aspx. You can also call Travel-line on 0871 220 2233.
As its name suggests, the theatre is curved. It’s an impressive contemporary building made of glass and steel, which opened in 2008. There are three entrances into the foyer from Rutland Street. The entrances are several metres apart – all glass doors that open automatically as you approach them. If you are facing the theatre, the entrance to the far right brings you in by the ticket office, which will be on your right. The entrance to the theatre on the far left brings you in close to the cafe.
The foyer area is a large oval shape, so if you continue to walk in one direction you will eventually come back to where you started from. There are seating areas at intervals around the foyer, a bar, and a lift and stairs going up to a mezzanine level, where there is a restaurant and gallery as well as the entrances to the circle seating. There are toilets throughout the building, including accessible toilets.
To collect your headset please go to the reception desk which is to the left of the ticket office. Staff will be available to assist you with anything else you require. Cloakroom facilities are available, as well as lockers – please ask if you need these. If you would like to listen to the introductory notes in the auditorium 15 minutes before the start of the performance, please collect your headset in good time to take your seat.
The auditorium has seating on two levels, stalls and circle. The seats flip up when not in use. There are shallow steps at the back of the stalls, and the floor slopes down towards the stage at the front. There are more steps on the circle level.
Please note that this information has been supplied by the venue and although every effort has been made to check details, you may still have some queries. In this case, we would ask you to contact the theatre direct for clarification.
Useful information and contact numbers
Guide Dogs are welcome at Curve Theatre, Leicester. If you have not already done so, please ensure that you ask about a space for your dog in the auditorium. Alternatively, your dog can be looked after by a member of staff during the performance, but please let the theatre know in advance.
The Curve Café is open Monday to Saturday, from 11am until after the interval and closes at 6pm when there is no evening performance.
To book a taxi you can call 0116 262 8222, or use the free phone in the Ticket Office at the theatre.
Season brochures are available in large print and audio CD on request. If you have any enquiries about your visit please contact the Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595 or email: [email protected] . Further information is also available on the theatre’s website: www.curveonline.co.uk.
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